Africa News

Workshop in Katanga, Session Report

May 10, 2009
A report from the first workshop held in Lubumbashi in the Katango Province with a range of leaders from different sectors of government.

Global Agricultural Development

May 07, 2009
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs convened the Global Agricultural Development Project to stimulate a national and international dialogue on the options and opportunities needed to increase the productivity and income of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Katanga: Muyambo-Katumbi, hand in hand!

May 05, 2009
The winds of revival and development of the Katanga province are already blowing. Proof of that: the determination and will of Katangese leaders to walk hand in hand from now on.

Africa Program Distinguished Fellow Nureldin Satti Speaks at Library of Congress

Apr 02, 2009
OSI Distinguished African Fellow, Nureldin Satti, former UNESCO representative to Africa and former Deputy Assistant Special Representative to the Secretary General in Burundi, gave a speech at the Library of Congress on "UNESCO's Role in Building Bridges to Cultural Peace".To watch the speech, please click here.

A Director's Forum with F.W. de Klerk

Feb 24, 2009
At a Wilson Center Director's Forum, former South African President F.W. de Klerk discussed challenges in his country and across the continent. In a detailed Q&A session, he addressed Afro-pessimism, political transition, and the lack of cohesive international policy on Africa.

Africa Program Internships

Oct 14, 2008
The Africa Program is seeking qualified applicants for its intern program in Washington, DC. Interns will assist the Africa Program staff in its Washington area activities, including public meetings, research activities and support for our programming in Burundi. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours a week. Advanced oral and written French is required.

Africa: Rebuilding War-Torn Societies

Oct 01, 2008
At a recent awards dinner in South Africa, the Wilson Center honored South Africa's finance minister and a noted businessman for their noble efforts. Proceeds from this event are helping to fund the Africa Program's leadership training initiatives in Burundi, the DRC, and Liberia.

Distinguished African Scholar Betty Bigombe in the Washington Post

Jul 29, 2008
In a new Washington Post multimedia report, former Ugandan government minister Betty Bigombe discusses her involvement in negotiating peace in northern Uganda to end the civil war with the Lord's Resistance Army.

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